The Wordshop: Elephant by Leah Roth Barsanti
The Wordshop: Elephant by Leah Roth Barsanti Tickets

The Wordshop: Elephant by Leah Roth Barsanti Tickets

The Jarvis Square Theater, Chicago
Nov 3, 2023 - Nov 5, 2023

About The Wordshop: Elephant by Leah Roth Barsanti

"Elephant" by Leah Roth Barsanti In 1927, an open air train station, in Spain, Phillip gives Jig a choice: have an abortion and continue to travel the world with him as his wife and muse, or keep the baby at the expense of the relationship. This feminist adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants," explores the two futures associated with Jig's two options. One leads to a future as a wife in America, the other as a mother in Italy. However, both options leave her unfulfilled. Ultimately, this play is about the choices women have, the way we are represented in literature, and our ultimate search for happiness and autonomy.

Important Information

During the month of November, four new works will be given a development process with The Plagiarists that will culminate in a weeklong workshop and public staged readings at Jarvis Square Theatre. The goal is to offer playwrights some of the most precious things in storefront theatre: space, time, collaborators, and an audience. Each week, new projects will take the stage, offering audiences a season’s worth of new shows in the space of a few weeks and playwrights a chance to have their work seen and heard. After a few years of online interaction, we believe that time spent in the room together - with both collaborators and audiences - is invaluable. All Performances are BYOB, so feel free to bring a beverage to enjoy during the reading!